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      Frequently Asked Questions About Celiac Disease   04/24/2018

      This Celiac.com FAQ on celiac disease will guide you to all of the basic information you will need to know about the disease, its diagnosis, testing methods, a gluten-free diet, etc.   Subscribe to Celiac.com's FREE weekly eNewsletter   What is Celiac Disease and the Gluten-Free Diet? What are the major symptoms of celiac disease? Celiac Disease Symptoms What testing is available for celiac disease?  Celiac Disease Screening Interpretation of Celiac Disease Blood Test Results Can I be tested even though I am eating gluten free? How long must gluten be taken for the serological tests to be meaningful? The Gluten-Free Diet 101 - A Beginner's Guide to Going Gluten-Free Is celiac inherited? Should my children be tested? Ten Facts About Celiac Disease Genetic Testing Is there a link between celiac and other autoimmune diseases? Celiac Disease Research: Associated Diseases and Disorders Is there a list of gluten foods to avoid? Unsafe Gluten-Free Food List (Unsafe Ingredients) Is there a list of gluten free foods? Safe Gluten-Free Food List (Safe Ingredients) Gluten-Free Alcoholic Beverages Distilled Spirits (Grain Alcohols) and Vinegar: Are they Gluten-Free? Where does gluten hide? Additional Things to Beware of to Maintain a 100% Gluten-Free Diet What if my doctor won't listen to me? An Open Letter to Skeptical Health Care Practitioners Gluten-Free recipes: Gluten-Free Recipes


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  1. I’m in a very similar situation. My doctor made me feel stupid and said “if you feel better, don’t eat it” and so I never pushed for testing. It’s been 2 years now, and I’d like to be tested because I’d like to know if I’m damaging my body with cross contamination or a hidden gluten source. It’s a personal decision, but for me, I’d rather the diagnosis. Good luck my friend
  2. Hi:) I went gluten free over a year ago after I had many celiac symptoms. I feel amazing and decided not to get tested, but I’m rethinking that now. My thinking now is that I’d like to be able to know I’m not causing any damage and not knowing. I’d like to know I’m healthy for sure, and that I’m doing well avoiding cross contamination also. I haven’t worked up the bravery to go back on gluten, but I know I’m going to eventually. Best of luck in your decision.
  3. Help with Not Feeling Crazy

    I Believe they are saying they experience these symptoms when exposed to gluten. I agree with seeking help and would never dissuade anyone from doing so.
  4. Help with Not Feeling Crazy

    You aren’t alone, I’ve had a huge difference in anxiety and depression since going gluten free, and have since met others like me. https://www.everydayhealth.com/columns/therese-borchard-sanity-break/gluten-depression-and-anxiety-gut-brain-link/
  5. I have not been diagnosed celiac, but I can tell you that after going gluten free 8 months ago, my panic attacks have diminished about 80%. I have psoriasis and haven't had an outbreak since. You have to keep eating gluten in order to be tested so keep that in mind. Good luck, you are definitely not alone here.
  6. I have had them for 20 years. I tried gluten free as a last resort and after a week I noticed a huge change. No more constant rapid ❤ beat was the first thing. I've been getting better and better over the last 6 months, and feel like this was such a miracle. Let me ask you, do you have any other symptoms? I have terrible skin problems but no stomache issues. Also remember that you must be eating gluten in order to get tested. I didn't know, and now I don't want to do a gluten diet and bring back my symptoms. I'm new at this as well, but I wish you the best of luck! Try a magnesium supplement, it worked wonders for the general anxiety. Hope this helps.
  7. Magnesium really helped with my anxiety issues. I never get a full fledged panic attack since going gluten-free 7 months ago. I still get uneasy at times, and magnesium does wonders.
  8. I've never been diagnosed with DH, but get a rash that feels like burning match heads in the bottoms of my feet that lasts for weeks. I found applying apple cider vinegar to the area helps, and I second the benzocaine too.
  9. Celiac without GI issues?

    Your story is so similar to mine, except my doctor won't test me for Celiac. I have had bad psoriasis for years and paralyzing anxiety. I've been off gluten for 6 months and haven't had a single issue with my skin and anxiety is down about 80%. Sorry I have no answers, but I wanted you to know you're not alone in your symptoms. I hope you get the answers you need.
  10. Anxiety

    Thank you all so much. It's so great to know there are people out there that have shared my experience. I was feeling quite alone in this. I could never believe that I just had anxiety, and that was that. There has to be a reason for my body to act this way. I feel validated,and hopeful and that's a huge thing for me. I'm going to see my doctor next week, and see what she thinks. I'm hopeful that with all my symptoms (anxiety, skin rashes for months, sensitivity to light|sound, headaches, vertigo, temper) she won't shrug me off. My mom has Crohn's disease so maybe a connection. Thanks again for your advice and your ear, it truly helps.
  11. Hi, new here and this is my first post so please be kind. I'm wondering if anyone has suffered anxiety and panic attacks? I have struggled since childhood and recently decided to go gluten free to see if that helped. It was an amazing difference almost right away! Within days my severe anxiety had reduced drastically, and I feel like a whole new person. I'm hopeful to get my life back. I had no idea that I had to be eating gluten to get tested, and now I feel so good after 3 months that I don't want to go back. If you've had a reduction in anxiety or panic I'd love to hear about it. I really feel like I could've lived a better life had I known this sooner. When I tell people, they usually nod and smile, like I've bought into a fad diet. Thanks in advance for your info.